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The Three Stooges Online Filmography
"The only thing stoppin' me from shooting you birds is, I'm short of bullets." "Oh, I got plenty of bullets. I can lend you... nyyaahh!" - Kathryn Sheldon & Curly (ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES, 1940)


ThreeStooges.net is the home of The Three Stooges Online Filmography, a complete film history of the funniest guys that ever appeared in motion pictures!

The Three Stooges have been cracking up millions with their antics for 87 years. From their start in films with Ted Healy in the early 1930's, through their glory days with Columbia, to their own feature films in the 1960's - the Stooges film career spanned over forty years, and they're still just as popular today! We have every film appearance the Three Stooges - all six of them! - ever made, including their solo appearances.

There are 987 short subjects, feature films and other media that had one or more of the Stooges appearing in the cast. Here is a breakdown of the filmography, by "Stooge Team":

The Three Stooges Online Filmography

Stooge Team Dates Shorts Films Other TV Total
Ted Healy and His Stooges (THS) 1930 - 1934 7 10 3 5 25
Moe, Larry and Curly (MLC) 1934 - 1947 109 9 1 2 121
Moe, Larry and Shemp (MLS) 1947 - 1956 77 3 1 16 97
Moe, Larry and Joe (MLJ) 1957 - 1959 16 1 0 1 18
The Columbia Shorts (Total): 1934-1959 190  
Moe, Larry and Curly Joe (MLD) 1959 - 1970 2 8 44 45 99
Moe Howard (Solo) (SMH) 1933 - 1973 2 4 1 13 20
Curly Howard (Solo) (SCH) 1934 1 0 0 0 1
Shemp Howard (Solo) (SSH) 1933 - 1949 55 48 1 2 106
Ted Healy and Larry Fine (Solo) (STH_SLF) 1933 0 1 0 0 1
Joe Besser (Solo) (SJB) 1938 - 1976 13 28 0 303 344
Joe DeRita (Solo) (SJD) 1943 - 1958 4 8 0 10 22
Ted Healy (Solo) (STH) 1926 - 1938 5 25 2 11 43
Moe Howard and Curly Howard (Solo) (SMH_SCH) 1933 - 1934 1 1 0 0 2
Shemp Howard and Joe Besser (Solo) (SSH_SJB) 1949 0 1 0 0 1
Larry Fine (Solo) (SLF) 1973 - 1974 0 0 0 6 6
Miscellaneous Appearances (MISC) Any 1 5 8 66 80
Ted Healy and Curly Howard (Solo) (STH_SCH) 1934 0 1 0 0 1
Totals: 293 153 61 480 987

Pick of the Day - Friday, October 20,2017
Average Rating:     [ 7.40/10 ]   3 votes
Shemp Howard (Solo)
Release Date
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63 min.
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Five millionaires arrive at the State Penetentiary: Dr. Bill Collins for drunk driving manslaughter, James Brent & Sidney Keats for stock fraud, and Bruce Vander & Harold Kellogg, two naive businessmen involved in one of Brent's and Keats' schemes. The five share a dormitory cell with three other convicts, among them the Professor (Shemp Howard) and Happy (Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards). Nick Burton (Lee Tracy), an apparently good-hearted man serving time for armed robbery, has a gift for gab and getting things done, which has earned the respect of the prison population. Dr. Collins is assigned as a medic in the prison hospital, and at Burton's urging, decides to continue his previous research in finding a vaccine for Malta fever. But Burton also takes on the role of confidence man, assisting Conway & Keats in a scheme to unload fake copper mine stock on fellow inmates. Do Burton's sympathies truly lie in helping his fellow convicts, or earning a fast buck?

Shemp Howard and Cliff Edwards round out the main cast, but most of the film's humor revolves around the fish-out-of-water attempts by Vander & Kellogg to fit into prison life. They simply cannot understand why filet mignon isn't on the mess hall menu.

Cast Members: Lee Tracy (Nick Burton) · Truman Bradley (Dr. Bill Collins) · Linda Hayes (Helen Hewitt) · Thurston Hall (Harold Kellogg) · Raymond Walburn (Bruce Vander) · Shemp Howard (Professor) · Cliff Edwards (Happy) · Horace McMahon (Sylvester Ogden 'SOS' Schofield) · Chester Clute (Sidney Keats) · Morgan Conway (James Brent) · Thomas E. Jackson (Warden Tom Hammond) · Selmer Jackson (Dr. Harry Lindsay) · Paul Guilfoyle (Ox) · Virginia Vale (May Thomas) · Charles C. Wilson (R. J. Reynolds) · Hal K. Dawson (Mike, reporter) · John Dilson (Man at train station) · Dell Henderson (Dell, deputy on train) · Leo Cleary (Deputy on train) · John Sheehan (Deputy on train) · Frank O'Connor (Prison guard) · Chester Tallman (Turnkey Guard) · Charlie Hall (Cockney convict) · Herman Marks (Taunting convict) · Sammy Stein (Guard in mess hall) · Kenneth Harlan (Jerry Connell) · Joe Devlin (Vince Connell) · Elliott Sullivan (Tony Brody) · Harold Breen (Convict) · Al Morino (Convict) · Harry Strang (Convict) · Sam Lufkin (Convict) · Anthony Warde (Max, convict) · George Magrill (Guard in yard) · Roger Laswell (Guard) · Bruce Mitchell (Conductor) · Vinton Hayworth (Windy Windsor) · Cy Schindell (Red Vernon) · Grace Lenard (Marie Brody) · Grady Sutton (Jock Vander) · Carole Wayne (SOS' wife) · Larry McGrath (Guard in visitors room) · Donald Kerr (Prison library clerk) · Richard Cramer (Nick, guard with menu) · Frank Mills (Dominick, prison chef) · Eddie Hart (Reporter) · Brooks Benedict (Reporter) · Donald McNamee (Reporter)

Production Crew: Raymond McCarey (Director) · Lee S. Marcus (Executive Producer) · Howard Benedict (Producer) · Martin Mooney (Story) · Jerome Cady (Screenplay) · Lynn Root (Screenplay) · Frank Fenton (Screenplay) · Harry J. Wild (Cinematography) · Theron Warth (Film Editor) · Van Nest Polglase (Art Director) · Carroll Clark (Associate Art Director) · Richard Van Hessen (Sound Director) · Roy Webb (Original Music) · Buddy G. DeSylva (Music and Lyrics) · Renie (Wardrobe) · Harry Mancke (Assistant Director) · Vernon L. Walker (Special Effects)

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Fired from another theatre gig, our stage comic Stooges take the advice of an irate theatre manager to kill themselves. Literally on the brink, they meet three lady hoofers, Hilda, Tilda, and Wilda on the same rooftop, and fast become smitten with them. Forgetting all about pulling a Brody, the pals and gals soon meet up with a man "afflicted with millions" who offers them starring roles in his new stage show.

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